Wawa Foundation Hero Award

The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the greater Philadelphia area.

2021 Wawa Hero Award

Vote for this year’s award recipient by June 29th!

What does it mean to be a hero to our communities? The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization, and its volunteers, serving the Philadelphia area by providing services that build stronger communities through preserving our independence, protecting our safety and mentoring and inspiring our youth.

Read the stories from the finalists by clicking here, and vote for the one that inspires you most. Your vote will help The Wawa Foundation decide which non-profit organization should receive The 2021 Wawa Foundation Hero Award and the $50,000 grant!

Voting Period ends June 29. Limit one vote per person.

2021 Finalists Include:

Able Body Christian Men

The Garces Foundation

Philadelphia Police Athletic League

The Veterans Group



Please Note: Previous Wawa Foundation Hero Award winners are not eligible for a period of ten years from the year they won, and previous Wawa Foundation Hero Award runners up are not eligible for a period of five years from the year they were recognized.


The Wawa Foundation

The Wawa Foundation is an extension of Wawa’s commitment to making the world a better place by fulfilling customers’ lives every day. The Wawa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded to support Wawa, Inc.’s charitable giving and philanthropic activities – and ultimately to help build happier, stronger communities. The Wawa Foundation focuses its support on non-profit organizations committed to health, hunger and everyday heroes through local, regional and national grants. Since the inception of The Wawa Foundation in 2014, The Wawa Foundation and Wawa have contributed more than $86 million to non-profit community organizations.